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SAN switch 8/24 firmware

 
WilliamSmith11
Super Advisor

SAN switch 8/24 firmware

Hi
I have a 8/24 san switch.
I am lookig in the HP and find out two firmwares.
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=uk&prodNameId=3742039&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=3742038&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=54

6.2.2d Windows Download 5 Oct 2010

and the other

6.4.0c Windows Download 16 Sep 2010

witch of these I should apply.

My actual firmware is v6.2.0g.

Regards

W.S
rperez
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Rajiv Kulkarni
Valued Contributor

Re: SAN switch 8/24 firmware

Hi William,

its probably a good idea to check the compatibility matrix on SPOCK (http://www.hp.com/storage/spock) before deciding to go for 6.2.2d or 6.4.0c.

The switch stream document is available here:
http://h20272.www2.hp.com/utility/document.aspx?docurl=Shared%20Documents/hw/switches/B-Series_FC_Switch_Connectivity_Stream_2010_10_22.pdf

My opinion would be to go for 6.4.x stream unless there is something which is incompatible with this version, all future releases could be on 6.4.x and 6.3.x.

Thanks,
Rajiv
SYED SHAJEE WADOOD
Frequent Advisor

Re: SAN switch 8/24 firmware

Sorry to Interupt,

i have Brocade SAN switch 4/24 with firmware 5.3.0d and i downloaded the following

v/5.3.1 , v.5.3.1a , v6.0.1a and v6.2.2c

to upgrade the firmware step by step.. the switch requires the folder 'SWBD77' but only v6.2.2c has the desired folder for firmware upgrade but other downloaded files doesnt have this folder hence am unable to upgrade the switch firmware. pls advise..

thanx in advance
Stephen Kebbell
Honored Contributor

Re: SAN switch 8/24 firmware

Hello,

the upgrade path from 5.3.0d is:

5.3.0d -> 6.0.x -> 6.1.x -> 6.2.x -> 6.3.x -> 6.4.x
You do not need to worry about individual sub-folders. When the fimrware image is unpacked on your ftp-server, you just specify the main folder, e.g. /v6.0.1a/release.plist in the firmwaredownload command.
You cannot go from 6.0 -> 6.2 or from 6.2. to 6.4 in one step. You must use the versions in between (6.1 and 6.3, respectively)
From 5.3 you can go directly to 6.0

Regards,
Stephen
leoc
Occasional Visitor

Re: SAN switch 8/24 firmware

What is the upgrade path from  v6.1.0c to v7.2.1a? Do I need to go 7.0 first?

Sheldon Smith
HPE Pro

Re: SAN switch 8/24 firmware

6.1.x -> 6.2.x -> 6.3.x -> 6.4.x -> 7.0.x -> 7.1.x > 7.2.1a


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leoc
Occasional Visitor

Re: SAN switch 8/24 firmware

Where can I find the download for 6.3.x?

Sheldon Smith
HPE Pro

Re: SAN switch 8/24 firmware

try here:

http://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=5332779&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=54

 

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